Fat and Heart Disease: Yes We Can Make a Change - The Case of North Karelia (Finland)

Published on Jan 1, 2009in Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism 3.05
· DOI :10.1159/000220825
Pekka Puska23
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(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Background/Methods: The exceptionally high mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the Finnish population in the 1970s ensued the initiation of preventive health intervention
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(World Health Organization)
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(Chinese Ministry of Health),
Lingzhi Kong2
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(Chinese Ministry of Health)
+ 2 AuthorsRobert Burton16
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(World Health Organization)
Chronic diseases now account for an estimated 80% of deaths and 70% of disability-adjusted life-years lost in China. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer are the leading causes of both death and the burden of disease, and exposure to risk factors is high: more than 300 million men smoke cigarettes and 160 million adults are hypertensive, most of whom are not being treated. An obesity epidemic is imminent, with more than 20% of children aged 7-17 years in big cities now overweight or obese. The gov...
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+ 1 AuthorsChariklia Tziraki3
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Abstract The unprecedented growth in the number of older adults in our society is accompanied by the exponential increase in the number of elderly people who will suffer cognitive decline and dementia in the next decades. This will create an enormous cost for governments, families and individuals. Brain plasticity and its role in brain adaptation to the process of aging is influenced by other changes as a result of co-morbidities, environmental factors, personality traits (psychosocial variables...
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Published on Oct 1, 2012in Journal of Clinical Nursing 1.64
Johanna Ilmonen2
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(University of Turku),
Erika Isolauri88
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Kirsi Laitinen26
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Aims and objectives. To investigate current nutrition counselling practices, knowledge of nutrition and the need for nutrition education by nurses in mother and child health clinics. Background. Nutrition counselling of young families offers a tangible means to implement preventive measures for lifestylerelated chronic diseases. Nurses in health clinics are at prime position to execute this preventive work, which demands knowledge of current nutrition research as well as skill in counselling. Kn...
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Published on May 1, 2013in Journal of Nutrition 4.40
Jari Kaikkonen31
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(University of Turku),
Antti Jula62
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(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
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Simon Capewell66
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(University of Liverpool)
Objective Our aim was to examine the relative contributions of changes in dietary fat intake and use of cholesterol-lowering medications to changes in concentrations of total cholesterol among adults in the United States from 1988–1994 to 2007–2008.
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Katja Borodulin21
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(National Institute for Health and Welfare),
Erkki Vartiainen81
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(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
+ 7 AuthorsPekka Puska23
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(National Institute for Health and Welfare)
Background: Finland has experienced remarkable changes in population levels of coronary heart disease risk factors and mortality over the past decades. The National FINRISK studies have monitored risk factors in major non-communicable diseases from 1972 to 2012. The 40-year changes in those risk factors are presented. Methods: Study population included participants aged 30–59 years in the series on independent random population samples. Data were collected in 5-year intervals in 1972–2012. FINRI...
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(Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
Aims: Use time trends in cause-specific middle-age death risk to study differences in mortality patterns among the Nordic countries. Methods: Middle-age (40–69 years) death risk and its decomposition into cause-specific death risks were computed. Results: In 1952, middle-age death risk was highest in Finland and lowest in Norway. For men, the death risk at the age of 40–69 years stagnated or increased during the first 20–30 years after 1950. From 1970–1980 until present time, there has been a st...
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Tommy Aune Rehn5
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Richard A. Winett40
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High incidence and prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing obesity and inactivity as well as rising health expenditure represent a set of developments that cannot be considered sustainable, and will have dire long-term consequences given the increasing proportion of elderly people in our society. Based on a review of the experiences from previous large scale population-based prevention programs and the documented effects of increased physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness on chronic ...
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La importancia de la grasa en la dieta, y su papel en la prevencion cardiovascular, es uno de los topicos nutricionales mejor estudiados y, a pesar de ello, esta en continua revision. Ahora ya conocemos, en especial gracias a los estudios relacionados con la dieta mediterranea, que es mas importante la calidad de la grasa que la cantidad de su ingesta. En ese sentido, la grasa saturada y la grasa trans estan implicadas en el riesgo aterogenico, por lo que se recomienda que para el diseno de una ...
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Estelle Wolff4
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(French Institute of Health and Medical Research),
Marie-France Vergnes6
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(French Institute of Health and Medical Research)
+ 4 AuthorsDenis Lairon51
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(French Institute of Health and Medical Research)
An important inter-individual variability in cholesterol absorption has been reported. It could result from polymorphisms in genes coding for proteins involved in the absorption process and in interaction with dietary intakes. To assess whether the extent of cholesterol absorption or synthesis is modified in adult women according to the −493 G/T polymorphism in the microsomal triglyceride transfer protein gene (MTP) and/or the habitual diet. Cholestanol and sitosterol, as well as desmosterol and...
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